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Death Wing

Medium fiend, chaotic evil

Armor Class 16 (natural armor)
Hit Points 71 (13d8 + 13)
Speed 30 ft., fly 60 ft.

Str Dex Con Int Wis Cha
16 (+3) 18 (+4) 12 (+1) 12 (+1) 16 (+3) 10 (+0)

Skills Acrobatics +7, Perception +6, Stealth +7
Damage Resistances cold, fire, lightning; bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing from nonmagical weapons
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 16
Languages Common, Abyssal, telepathy 60 ft.
Challenge 6 (2,300 XP)

Special Traits

  • Assassinate. During its first turn, the death wing has advantage on attack rolls against any creature that hasn’t taken a turn. Any hit the death wing scores against a surprised creature is a critical hit.
  • Magic Resistance. The death wing has advantage on saving throws against spells and other magical effects.
  • Magic Weapons. The death wing’s weapon attacks are magical.
  • Shadow Stealth. While in dim light or darkness, the death wing can take the Hide action as a bonus action.


  • Multiattack. The death wing makes two attacks, one with its bite and one with its claws.
  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 12 (2d8 + 3) piercing damage.
  • Claws. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 3) slashing damage.


  • Deflect Missiles. In response to being hit by a ranged weapon attack, the death wing deflects the missile. The damage it takes from the attack is reduced by 1d10 +4.


Controlled Chaos. Evil beings will hire these fiendish creatures for assassinations. The death wings use their flying ability to stalk their prey. They will fly high above the city tracking their target, for hours if necessary. When the time is right, they swoop in for the kill.

Wrathful Fiend. The death wing attacks with ferocity and intensity. It is a flying killing machine and acts without mercy. When it targets someone for assassination the attack is usually quick and lethal.

Shadowy Stalker. At home in the shadows, these fiends are especially active at night. A number of their assassinations have occurred under the cover of darkness.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Monsters of the City Sins and Virtues A Collection of Monsters for 5th Edition © 2020 Cawood Publishing. Author: Andrew Cawood